Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Weekly Deals January 20th 2016

Here are this weeks Weekly Deals:

To shop for these items you can click on the image above or click HERE. Remember these items are only available at this special price until next Tuesday night 11:50pm (AEDT).

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Weekly Deals January 13th 2016

Here are this weeks Weekly Deals:

To shop for these items you can click on the image above or click HERE. Remember these items are only available at this special price until next Tuesday night 11:50pm (AEDT).

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Weekly Deals January 6th 2016

Here are this weeks Weekly Deals:

To shop for these items you can click on the image above or click HERE. Remember these items are only available at this special price until next Tuesday night 11:50pm (AEDT).

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

One Two Red Blue

Happy New Catalogue Day! Today the teasing stops and you can finally order some of the fab goodies in the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues for yourself!

One of my must-have sets from the Occasions catalogue was the Bear Hugs set and the matching dies (gotta love those 15% off bundles!). While I do have a whole bunch of bear related card ideas going through my head (warning: many puns may be involved), once this little idea came to me I thought I really must make it straight away...
I contemplated adding text to make the One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish book connection more obvious, but I knew the font of the ABC Rotary Stamp wasn't a close style to that used on the book cover. It would also lead to much time being spent on contemplating the card design while I debated where to put the text, so I took the easy way out and left it off. The red stripes are a nod at the Cat In The Hat, and for those I put 1cm wide stripes of Whisper White into the Stylish Stripes embossing folder, and then went over the raised stripes with a marker just like I did with the Bombers Christmas card. I've also put as strip of the red stripes on the inside of the card.

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Monday, January 04, 2016

Enjoy The Little Things Again

Yes, I'm combining the Enjoy The Little Things stamp set with the Botanical Gardens suite again, but I think you'll agree this card has a very different look to last weeks card!
The basic idea for this card stayed way back in November while I was at Melbourne airport waiting for my flight back to Newcastle. I spotted a ladies skirt with panels of a bold floral print on a black background mixed in with solid black panels and in between each panel was a little black glittery trim. Even though the style of floral was completely different, I straight away thought of this paper and knew I would be able to create a card with a similar look. Inspiration can strike any where! I made a conscious choice to jumble the patterned panels so the print didn't line up - it's a personal preferance I have that just so happened to match how the inspiring skirt was done.

The black glimmer sheets are of course from the Holiday catalogue, and were listed on the list of retiring products from that catalogue... and I am sorry to say they have actually sold out. You might think I am being a bit of a tease with this card, but if you did order the black glimmer paper before it was all gone, well here's some more inspiration for it's use!

If you look hard at the edge of the white circle you might notice some little dots of Mint Macaron. I had stamped the sentiment, then stamped the circle image from the You're So Lovely set around in before punching out... and deciding I didn't like how it looked with so much "white space" around it, so re-punched it with the smaller 2" circle punch... which all but removed any trace of the circle image! I contemplated stamping it a few more times with the circle off-set a little so more of it would show, but decided that was more fussing around than I was in the mood for. I've come to tell myself that those hints of dots work in well with the tiny flowers on the Designer Series Paper and I am content with the card ;)

Don't forget - the Holiday catalogue ends today, so you only have a few hours left to get in and snap up retiring product! And if you don't yet have a copy of the Occasions catalogue that starts tomorrow (or the Sale-a-bration catalogue that also starts tomorrow), email me or call 0422 936 139 and I can help you with that.

Today's colours are the same as the Botanical Garden's Designer Series Paper:

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Friday, January 01, 2016

Party Animal

Happy New Year everyone! Hopefully there aren't any of you regretting being so much of a party animal this morning... which leads me to todays card, another look at the Balloon Builders set from the Occasions catalogue - which launches tomorrow!

You may have noticed in the Occasions catalogue there is already a lot of inspiration for this set:

When I returned home from OnStage - where everyone received this set - I decided to see what other animals and things I could come up with:

Yeah, I think this set is going to be a lot of fun!

Normally I have a vision in my head of the card I want to make before I start - though things often get changed along the way. For this card I made it up as I went along. Working from my sheet of test stamping, I replicated the horse for my card, stamping the ballons on Whisper White cardstock with Crumb Cake ink. I then used So Saffron and Calypso Coral on the long and short skinny balloons respectively, stamping the images in a rough circle to create the sun rays. The sentiment was stamped on So Saffron cardstock with Calypso Coral ink then punched with a 1 1/4" circle punch. I laid it in position without adhesive so I knew where I wanted to trim the top edge, and once trimmed I attached it to the cardfront with a couple of dimensionals.

Todays colours are:

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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Enjoy The Little Things

Here's another card with a sneak peek at products from the Botanical Gardens suite in the upcoming Occasions catalogue.
The sentiment on this card comes from the Enjoy The Little Things set that will also be launching in the Occasions catalogue. I love the font, let alone the words themselves! It was stamped in Mossy Meadow ink and punched out before I went around the edge with my Basic Black marker to give it a little more definition. Without a doubt the big thing about this card is the Botanical Gardens products. The designer series paper in the suite has a great mix of images, though this particular design is one of my favourites. Then there is the stamp set and coordinating dies - all of which of course you can get in a bundle for a 15% saving. It really is a fantastic bundle, I know I am going to have a lot of fun with this. For this card I kept the colours in line with the paper, with some Hello Honey and Watermelon Wonder for pop and some gold for a little glitz. The little Watermelon Wonder flower is from the 2015-2017 In Color Blossom Accent pack and is a nice accompaniment to this range, as is the Gold Glitz Dazzling Details I added to the flower center, hehehehe. For the green leaves, I stamped the vein image in Old Olive in on Old Olive cardstock, and once die cut I sponged two of them with more Old Olive ink to create the darker leaves. The Hello Honey flower also has some sponging in it's center, in Watermelon Wonder ink.

Here's my little graphic for today's colours:

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